Wednesday, November 9
The Signs While Walking The Ibiza Coast With A White Heron
While in Ibiza we walked along the coast from Santa Eulalia to es Canar. It took us nearly three hours but we did keep stopping, enjoying the views and, at times, the path had disappeared through erosion which meant detours.
We started out at Santa Eulalia harbour, near to the hotel where we were staying, and immediately saw what we took to be a heron - though I'm not sure if this correct - but, whatever, the bird seemed to follow us along our walk stopping on rocks and diving into the blue sea for fish. He or she was good company.
It was a beautiful day and everything was perfect.
There was a small, quiet beach bar / cafe where we stopped half way for a cold beer - so that slowed us down a little - not that we were in any hurry.
Next our 'heron' led us to one of the hippies on Ibiza who was balancing stones on top of each other - some of his efforts in the photo below. I guess the only bit that didn't seem quite right was that he had arrived on a jet-ski! Oh yes, he was also painting an old driftwood tree green!
We hardly saw anyone else on the coastal path other than a few nudists topping up their all over tans while tucked away on small sandy coves.
When we eventually reached es Cana we stopped at a small cafe for refreshments and watched the world go by for an hour - and then it was back on our feet for the return journey.
The 'heron' was still about, and had a black friend join him, as we approached the Santa Eulalia harbour once more where we had started.
And finally back to Santa Eulalia harbour - a shower in the hotel and dinner to end a perfect day. As for the heron type bird it felt as if we knew him and, strangely, we never saw him again on our holiday.
There are often messages in the things we see. In this case: the heron, the balancing of the stones, the nudists, the tree being painted green, the eroded footpath and so on. I have my own personal interpretation. When on holiday, away from computers and the like, the mind seems clearer and able to interpret the signs more easily.
Further Ibiza Posts:
Santa Eulalia Church And Roman Bridge
Ibiza Old Town And The God Who Strangled Snakes
Hippy Heaven Lives On In Ibiza